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Re: How can I improve our Church's sound?

Thank you everyone for sharing your experiences and knowledge i have found this community to be extremely helpful and I'll surely check those book out, thanks again:)
by Jeffrey GianMon May 17, 2021 12:03 pm
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Re: How can I improve our Churchs sound?

There is one more reasonably valid argument for having DI boxes for your Bass and Acoustic guitars which is user error. If the bass player / guitar player walk to the end of the cable and it's plugged directly into the mixer then could damage the the input socket. This can be avoided by having them...
by Jeffrey GianMon May 17, 2021 4:46 am
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Re: How can I improve our Churchs sound?

Yep, I'd put the bass in CH1, the acoustic in CH2 (both set to HiZ), the keyboard in 3&4, and then the mics in the subsequent channels. Go through one channel at a time. Start with all the levels down at minimum on the mixer. With the bass in particular you might want to start with that at abou...
by Jeffrey GianSun May 16, 2021 5:43 pm
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Re: How can I improve our Churchs sound?

Separate point - do you have anything to gain by having keys in stereo? There are often good reasons to do so if you're making use of the facility but "just because I can" isn't always the best justification. I'd keep the keys in stereo. Don't assume that by only plugging one side in the ...
by Jeffrey GianSun May 16, 2021 5:42 pm
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Re: How can I improve our Churchs sound?

I'm getting a mild sense that you are picking up on what you wanted to hear in order to confirm your existing thoughts. This is perfectly normal, I do it myself, but it can be an expensive habit. Yes you got me right in Dec of 2019 we had went out to perform at a venue there they had a sound guy wh...
by Jeffrey GianSun May 16, 2021 5:32 pm
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Re: How can I improve our Churchs sound?

I'm going to disagree slightly here. Before spending any money I'd try with what you've got. Channels 1 and 2 on the Soundcraft are designed for instruments to be plugged straight in so start with that. Keyboards into any of the other line input pairs. Start with the instrument levels at minimum th...
by Jeffrey GianSun May 16, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Live Sound & Performance Topic: How can I improve our Church's sound? Replies: 30 Views: 791

Re: How can I improve our Churchs sound?

I'm going to disagree slightly here. Before spending any money I'd try with what you've got. Channels 1 and 2 on the Soundcraft are designed for instruments to be plugged straight in so start with that. Keyboards into any of the other line input pairs. Start with the instrument levels at minimum th...
by Jeffrey GianSun May 16, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Live Sound & Performance Topic: How can I improve our Church's sound? Replies: 30 Views: 791

Re: How can I improve our Churchs sound?

Small addition: If your acoustic guitar has a preamp (if it needs a battery) then hi/low impedance is not a major issue and it could be plugged into any jack inputs on the mixer without problems, as can the bass. I would still use a DI* for both. f it doesn't (if it has a passive pickup) then chanc...
by Jeffrey GianSun May 16, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Live Sound & Performance Topic: How can I improve our Church's sound? Replies: 30 Views: 791

Re: How can I improve our Church sound?

Thank you all for your inputs I've found the community really helpful we might hire local sound guy although that's not going happen anytime soon due to lockdown. Last question; So i should connect the bass with active pickups and acoustic guitar to first-two input of the mixer and enable Hi-z, righ...
by Jeffrey GianSun May 16, 2021 9:40 am
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Re: How can I improve our Churchs sound?

James' idea is definitely the best way but there are a couple of things we can clear up in the meantime. Firstly, as well as mic- and line-level signals, you also have instrument-level (the output from an unamplified electric guitar or bass). These signal levels are in between line and mic level si...
by Jeffrey GianSat May 15, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Live Sound & Performance Topic: How can I improve our Church's sound? Replies: 30 Views: 791

Re: How can I improve our Churchs sound?

Hire an experienced sound engineer for a day or two to teach you how to run your sound system. We don't know your acoustics or how the musicians set themselves up so we could give you advice that is actually way off for your particular setup. Watching someone experienced, while having them explain ...
by Jeffrey GianSat May 15, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Live Sound & Performance Topic: How can I improve our Church's sound? Replies: 30 Views: 791

How can I improve our Church's sound?

Hello everyone! I'm new here and also a newbie when it comes to mixing and mastering. I've few question for y'all would real appreciate y'alls opinion. So our church setup is very simple Mics and instruments are plugged straight into the mixer to PA speakers. Our Rig; Ocatapad- Bass gtr(active picku...
by Jeffrey GianSat May 15, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Live Sound & Performance Topic: How can I improve our Church's sound? Replies: 30 Views: 791